Mike Young (American football)
|Date of birth||February 21, 1962|
|Place of birth||Hanford, California|
|NFL draft||1985 / Round: 6 / Pick: 161|
|1985–1988||Los Angeles Rams|
|1994||Kansas City Chiefs|
Michael David Young (born February 21, 1962 in Hanford, California) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the NFL for ten seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, the Denver Broncos, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He was serving as Executive Vice President of the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League until the league folded. On May 22, 2009, Young was appointed as Chief Revenue Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
At UCLA, he played both football and baseball. Young helped the Bruins to two Pac-10 titles, two Rose Bowl (1983, 1984) victories and a Fiesta Bowl (1985) win. In the 1984 Rose Bowl game, Young received a 53-yard touchdown pass from Rick Neuheisel.
He was drafted by the New York Mets in 1983. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Young was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 6th round (161st overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. In 10 years in the league, he played 114 games mostly in relief (except for 1991), with 144 receptions, 2,034 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Young played in Super Bowl XXIV in 1989, where his Denver Broncos lost to the San Francisco 49ers. In that playoff run, he had 4 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown, which remains the Broncos franchise record of yards per reception for a single postseason with 36.25.
He is married to his wife, Jill, and they have three daughters: Christine, Britteny, and Madison.
- As of 2017[update]
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